MONTANA GRIZZLIES - SATURDAY 1 P.M. (SORRY, TIME WARNER CABLE)



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  • Famous Alumni.

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  • Missoula Montana

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  • The State

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  • A long, week of finals and practice. Diallo, Vick, Greene and Svi should see a lot of minutes. Then a quick turn around to the West Coast for Steve Fisher and San Diego State. Fisher will have a great game plan against us, but he has already lost 4 games in non-conference. He still hates us for stealing Kevin Young.



  • @wrwlumpy really need to get cheick minutes!



  • Interesting that they kept it close with Gonzaga at Gonzaga. I think Diallo will start this game and get Hunter like minutes. Now will be his turn to show what he can do.



  • What an incredibly beautiful state. I hope they take solace in all that natural wonder after getting the crap stomped out of them this Saturday…



  • They have two 6’-8" players that play regularly and one 6’-10" that does not play much. KU should have a big advantage inside andit could be a good game for Diallo to get extended minutes.



  • @JayHawkFanToo he sure needs them!



  • @Crimsonorblue22

    Yeap…and only 3 games left before conference…



  • The geographer teacher in me needs to point out the pic of the mountains with the lake in the foreground is up north in the Canadian Rockies!

    Count me as one who has often wished to be born and raised in Montana. Spent a fabulous week in the Yellowstone area this summer, actually staying in Montana. Hated to leave.

    Speaking of grizzlies I’m sure the grizzly my sons encountered on a trail was scarier than the basketball team coming to AFH!



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  • @HighEliteMajor

    HOWLING!



  • @nuleafjhawk

    Double Howling!



  • University of Montana has SEVEN guys on their roster from Montana.

    Montana Populations Density: 7 persons/square mile

    KU has FOUR guys on its roster from Kansas.

    Kansas Population Density: 32.9 persons/square mile

    Wow, Montana is generating nearly twice the roster players with a quarter of the population density!!!

    It may be tougher to find a person in Montana, but if you do find one, he’s probably a lot more likely to ball at a D1 level.

    :-)



  • @wissoxfan83 So that water is across the Northern Montana line. One of my favorite films was “A River Runs Through It.” My father said the greatest fly fishing in his life was in Montana. “legends of the Fall” was another Montana movie. Both of them featured Brad Pitt.



  • @wrwlumpy

    Montana is amazingly beautiful and that week of summer is fabulous. :-)



  • I tried to find out who the gentleman is that owns almost 2 % of the land in the US that lives in Montana. It is not an easy state to live in during the winter with all of the Big Sky isolation, but it is beautiful where the National Parks are, very brown elsewhere and very overwhelming to drive across it.



  • @wrwlumpy

    Experience the change Montana brings.

    From this…

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    To this…

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  • @wrwlumpy It’s called Moraine Lake, and it’s in Banff NP.

    @jaybate-1.0 We lucked out and were there for the week of summer last summer.



  • @wrwlumpy

    Thank you for taking time to give us Jayhawks fans not only a look at the team they are playing but all the extras too. I rather enjoy it.



  • @wrwlumpy thx Lump!



  • Wow, seeing the pix of Missoula, MT reminded me of college days, when I had just started going out with a girl from Missoula, who was at my college (in KS) on a bball+vball scholarship (5’9" redhead). Unfortunately, she felt forced to quit school to go back for a family intervention for her brother, who had gotten into drugs, if I recall. They were a close-knit family. We wrote each other a couple of times, but that of course trailed off, partly because of my perfect Poindexter sideline. (What game I had those days…not!) She stayed in MT & became a dental assistant, I think. She jokingly told me to look her up when I became “rich and famous”. I’m still trying on that…



  • @JayHawkFanToo

    They have one of the top bigs in the country. Would be the perfect game for Diallo and Bragg to get experience guarding top big men. They will see plenty of them in Big 12 play and in March.

    @benshawks08

    I was surprised they kept it close as well but Gonzaga isn’t the same juggernaut they have been in the past. Washington crushed them by 30 after that close defeat. I don’t see how they keep it within 30, they don’t score a lot, they don’t shoot the 3 well, nobody on the roster is a big threat from 3. Its a one man band…



  • @jaybate-1.0 You beat me to it. I was going to say 1 month,…I like your line better.



  • @HighEliteMajor Excellent!



  • @benshawks08 I’m going to guess Hunter starts, but Diallo gets significant minutes. Probably his turn to come off the bench first…but geez Bragg deserves mins. too…that’s why HCBS gets the big bucks.



  • @jaybate-1.0 In light of the upcoming weekend…Howling, me also.



  • @BeddieKU23

    Is that Breunig, the German guy? He is good…but would you really call a 6’8" big? Little Big maybe?

    Gonzaga with Sabonis, Karnowsli and Wiltjer and Vanderbilt with all the trees up front were supposed top have the best front lines but KU had not much problem against Vanderbilt and it looks like thee injury to Karnowski at Gonzaga has hurt them a lot, and of course Kornet being out for several weeks will hurt Vanderbilt.



  • We should be able to handle Breunig. He’s sort of like a mid major Perry Ellis. He handles the ball well and generally can dominate that level of competition, but he should not overwhelm us.

    This is a game where we should be able to get out to a lead early and get minutes for guys that have been struggling to see action, particularly a guy like Legerald Vick. I would like to see him get 12-15 minutes of run in this one to see how far along he is for playing at the D1 level.

    @jaybate-1.0

    I would anticipate that for most Montanaians, playing at Montana is the best they can do for D1. They aren’t being recruited to places like KU and the other elites, so they probably tend to land at Montana and other schools in the area. KU recruits nationally, so they won’t necessarily land many Kansans.

    Wichita State has five Kansans on their roster - Baker, Frankamp, Wessel, Zach Bush, and Brett Barney.

    K-State has six Kansans on their roster - Mason Schoen, Zach Winter, Pierson McAtee, Dean Wade, Brian Roehleder and Austin Burke.

    KU has only 4 Kansans, and three are walk-ons - Ellis, Manning, Self and Clay Young.

    The competition for a spot on the KU roster is much stiffer than a spot at Montana, or WSU or KSU. You’re competing with players from literally the entire world for every single roster spot. At Montana, you’re competing for spots only with other guys from around that area. Yes, Montana may grab a few players from outside the area, but their recruiting budget just won’t allow them to recruit the entire country (or world) for talent.



  • @justanotherfan

    They have 1 German and 2 Australian players…



  • @JayHawkFanToo

    Yes, and he started his career at Washington but transferred after a season I believe. He will at least test our post players.



  • Saw a bit of their last game vs. Washington on local TV. The young Huskies team doesn’t play much defense but didn’t have a problem beating the Griz.

    Thanks for the photos…Glacier National Park is one of my favorite vacation spots. Also the first time I ever saw a bear in the wild. Last time I was there I hiked a trail across the border into Canada’s Waterton Provincial Park. (This was just before 9/11, so I don’t know if that trail is still open.) Even for non-hkers, the drive on Going-To-The-Sun Road is spectacular.

    A lot of the glaciers there are melting, though…gotta get back soon.



  • @justanotherfan

    You were perhaps taking my playfulness more seriously than intended, but you are nonetheless likely correct, though @JayHawkFanToo raises an interesting insight also.

    Regardless lets collect some grizzly claws and beat Montana!!!



  • Montana was in my top 5 states to look for work when I retired from the AF. That is until I met a lady from Nawlins a year before I retired. After I retired we tried Calif, Kansas and South Carolina before ending up down here in her home in da bayou’s of Louisiana. Once you taste the NW US, including Alaska, the rest of the country is like ground beef.



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